Ecotourism Quotes

As a traveler both in the United States and around the world, there’s one thing that’s becoming more important to me, our environment.  Travel has and always will be an important pursuit for me, but I’m starting to see more and more how it affects our world.  After seeing photos of beaches filled with pollution and garbage after nights of partying or learning about how out decisions affect cultures during our travels, I’m finding travel is influencing me to realize how important it is to respect the people and the world around us.  I’m not perfect when it comes to sustainability, and no one is, but having set small steps towards sustainable goals have encouraged me to think about travel differently.  After joining the International Ecotourism Society, I’m interested in taking on other opportunities for ecotourism, but what exactly is ecotourism?  The International Ecotourism Society defines it as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of local people, and involves interpretation and education.”  To see what I mean, here are a few quotes to inspire you to travel with ecotourism in mind: Continue Reading ›

Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Quotes

With 4th of July celebrations happening this past weekend, there’s been plenty of great summertime sales and products available for your next travel adventure or relaxing day on the beach.  It’s always fun to see what new styles are out there and what sales you can feast your eyes on, but before you get carried away, I’d like to share some inspirational quotes from celebrities and fashion industry leaders to get to you think more deeply about your clothes.  Is this meant to make you feel guilty about your summer purchases?  No, instead I’m sharing these ideas to get you to think about clothing beyond the price tag.  Your clothes play an important role in the environment and how our decisions affect others in the world.  To see what I mean, take a closer look at a few of these influential sustainable and ethical fashion related quotes: Continue Reading ›